The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

And the loosening of federal monetary policies, particularly in the US, has pushed more dollars into the venture ecosystems at every stage of financing. how on Earth could the venture capital market stand still? What Has Changed in Financing?

Financing Document Forms

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Many founders want to do SAFE note financings for their early rounds to save time and money. My response to that is “let’s do a priced round, we can use a standard financing form we both like, we won’t use a lawyer on our side, and we can close in a week.” ” The key to being able to do that is the availability of standard financing forms. Many venture law firms and also the NVCA have published standard forms on the web.

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The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

TechCrunch

The global venture capital ecosystem is inequitable. In the United States’ mature venture capital market, an entrepreneur’s race, gender and age help determine who has access to capital. Yes, venture capital startup hubs can take decades to reach maturity.

7 Creative Financing Options for New Businesses and Startups

StartupNation

But financing isn’t always easy — especially if you’re the proud founder of a brand new business. You still have plenty of creative financing options to fund your business. Creative financing options for new businesses. Angel investing and venture capital (VC).

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

This “overnight success” was first financed in 2004. Entrada Ventures? —?that He writes “Half of all venture funds outperform the stock market which is the benchmark most institutions measure VC funds against.” Silicon Valley and the media industry that surrounds it values youth.

How Venture Capitalist Diane Yoo Chooses Her Startup Investments

StartupNation

With so many entrepreneurs and startup ventures seeking investment opportunities, it’s crucial that venture capitalists (VCs) create a list of criteria they want their potential investments to meet. Also by Diane Yoo: The Venture Capital Diversity Gap.

Nigeria’s OnePipe raises $3.5M to double down on its embedded finance offering

TechCrunch

And the attention on these companies, particularly from venture capitalists, spiralled into this year, with each significant player raising large seed to Series A rounds. million seed to double down on its embedded finance offering.

Venture capital undermines human rights

TechCrunch

The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. There is a startling lack of diversity within the venture capital sector. Michael Kleinman.

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders.

VCs and university endowments should partner to make venture more diverse

TechCrunch

Founder and managing partner at Ripple Ventures , Matt Cohen is a business operator turned early-stage investor. Matthew Mendelsohn’s accession to become Yale’s new chief investment officer marks a milestone for the rise of university endowments investing in venture capital. Matt Cohen.

LiveOak Venture Partners takes in $210M aimed at Texas entrepreneurs

TechCrunch

LiveOak Venture Partners raised its largest fund to date, $210 million for Fund III, which will enable the Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm to double down on Texas founders. Venture capital is going to need a record-breaking run of IPOs to clear its own decks.

Embedded finance startup Banxware raises €4M seed

TechCrunch

Embedded finance — the idea of offering financial products where customers are already congregating via white label solutions and APIs – isn’t an entirely new concept. Leading the round is Force over Mass, and VR Ventures.

Which form of venture debt should your startup go for?

TechCrunch

Venture banks, venture debt funds and venture capitalists are each jockeying to prove how their money is greener. While a venture capitalist may swing for the fences in each investment they make to get outsized returns, one home run can make up for nine strikeouts.

Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

TechCrunch

based Susa Ventures led this latest tranche of investment. Other investors include TLcom Capital (the sole investor from its $1 million pre-seed round in 2020), newly joined Accenture Ventures and some angel investors.

Personal finance startup Truebill raises $17M

TechCrunch

Truebill , a startup offering a variety of tools to help users take control of their finances, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series C funding. ” Truebill raises $15M to build a comprehensive platform for personal finance.

Financial concierge startup Zeni banks $34M to show SMBs their finances in real time

TechCrunch

Zeni , a Palo Alto fintech company providing real-time financial services data to venture-backed startups, raised $34 million in Series B funding led by Elevation Capital. Shinde expects to double or triple the finance team in the next year. “As

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

But I do have some insight into how this will affect venture markets. When many venture investors are seeing their personal public portfolios tank it creeps into their business lives and creates an emotion that is less risk tolerant whether they’re aware of it or not. I’m not saying I’m not investing – just that I’m generally aware that the market does drive venture capital fundings and I’m very interested to see how September plays out.

Financing for students startup StudentFinance raises $5.3M seed from Giant and Armilar

TechCrunch

Fintech startup StudentFinance — which allows educational institutions to offer success-based financing for students — has raised a $5.3 million) seed round co-led by Giant Ventures and Armilar Venture Partners.

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

TechCrunch

The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and relationship-based to boot. The company, founded by Samir Kaji and Hana Yang in February 2021, is developing an approach to venture capital fund investing that provides a way for investors of any size to participate.

Octane raises $52M at a $900M+ valuation to help people finance large recreational purchases

TechCrunch

Some are more for fun, and the financing options for those types of buys — such as motorcycles and ATVs — are more limited. Specifically, Octane initially set out to build a lender marketplace to streamline retail financing in the powersports category. suzuki valar venture

The venture bull market is great for founders, but not in the way they might expect

TechCrunch

There’s no question that we are in the middle of a long-running and accelerating venture bull market. The venture alphabet soup of “A, B, C rounds” suggests it’s all the same, just one after the other, but it is not. Andy Stinnes. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

igniteXL Ventures closes debut fund to target ‘$5T oversight’ in beauty, wellness

TechCrunch

IgniteXL Ventures, a fund founded by general partner Claire Chang, closed on its first fund of $10 million aimed at backing diverse early-stage founders in the beauty and wellness industry. Claire Chang, general partner at igniteXL Ventures. Image Credits: igniteXL Ventures.

Element Finance raises $32 million for its DeFi fixed rate protocol

TechCrunch

Element Finance has raised a $32 million Series A round at a $320 million valuation. The company has been building a new DeFi (decentralized finance) protocol on top of the Ethereum blockchain. So far, 9,000 users have tried Element Finance. Image Credits: Element Finance.

Mission-driven ventures are growing fast during the pandemic

TechCrunch

Noorjit Sidhu is an early-stage investor at Plug & Play Ventures , focused on investments across data infrastructure and cloud, artificial intelligence, financial services, and the future of learning and work. Noorjit Sidhu. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Startups have more options than ever to lower their reliance on venture capital

TechCrunch

Not only are venture capitalists raising more capital than ever , but new methods of financing startup activity are maturing. Venture debt is not new, but twists on this model are taking new prominence in how startups pay for their growth, for example.

Venture capital probably isn’t dead

TechCrunch

Venture capitalists are chatting this week about a recent piece from The Information titled “ The End of Venture Capital as We Know It.” Lessin notes that venture capitalists once made risky wagers on companies that often withered away. You know, the venture model.

Founders: How well do you really understand seed-stage financing?

TechCrunch

Understanding the basics of venture financing can help founders raise on better terms. We’ll cover: How financing works: SAFEs versus equity rounds. How financing works: SAFEs versus equity rounds. Venture financing takes place in rounds. Yin Wu.

Binance-backed Xend Finance launches DeFi platform for credit unions in Africa

TechCrunch

Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance (DeFi) to address currency devaluation. This gave birth to Xend Finance.” Not only is Xend Finance trying to protect credit unions from fluctuation, but it is also changing how they operate.

What you should know about working with corporate venture investment committees

TechCrunch

Brian Walsh is the head of WIND Ventures , the venture capital arm of COPEC, a leading energy company in Central and South America and the U.S. WIND Ventures provides mobility, energy and retail startups and scaleups with access to Latin America. Brian Walsh. Contributor.

Japan’s NTT Finance establishes strategic venture investment partnership with Israel’s OurCrowd

OurCrowd

Leading global venture platform expands its reach in Japan via collaboration with Tokyo-based multinational corporation. NTT Finance will commit $15 million (1.5 Rated “the most active venture investor in Israel” by Pitchbook, OurCrowd has more than $1.5

Crypto finance startup Amber Group raises $100M at $1B valuation

TechCrunch

More mainstream venture capital firms are jumping on the crypto bandwagon as investors increasingly consider bitcoin an investable asset, despite the recent massive price drops of a few major cryptocurrencies.

Revenue-based financing startup Jenfi raises $6.3M to focus on high-growth Southeast Asian companies

TechCrunch

Many Southeast Asian digital businesses run into obstacles when seeking early-stage growth financing. While revenue-based financing is gaining traction in many other markets , Liu told TechCrunch that Singapore-based Jenfi is the first company of its kind focused on Southeast Asia.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? It’s like we need a finance 101 course for entrepreneurs. In finance they call it “terminal value” but the truth is the price is as arbitrary at your A round as it is at your seed round. Plus, if you price it then when you go to your next round of financing there is no haggling with future investors on what the note should be priced at. This week.

Venture Debt 101: Basics and Approach

Y Combinator

In this guide, YC Managing Director Jon Levy talks about venture debt. He covers what it is, walks through some of its benefits and risks, and gives advice on how to approach the process of taking on venture debt. He also highlights Brex’s newly launched venture debt offering.

Nigeria’s Decagon raises millions to finance and train software engineers

TechCrunch

million seed round and a student loan financing facility of $25 million from Nigerian financial institution Sterling Bank. The dire need for tech talent in Nigeria has become more evident these days, where startups are raising venture capital at a ridiculous pace.

Things are heating up for Costanoa Ventures; closes two oversubscribed funds

TechCrunch

Costanoa Ventures is seeing some of its best returns yet as it closed on two new funds, Costanoa Fund IV, a $225 million early-stage fund, and Opportunity Fund II, a $115 million funding investing in later rounds of portfolio companies.

When should you go for equity financing?

Berkonomics

Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. There is a rather new term for those large, individual investors who are usually former entrepreneurs made rich through sale of their previous ventures. Venture farms.